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18th Sep '17 1:12:33 PM WillKeaton
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* Largely averted in an episode of StargateSG1 in which Daniel observes an experiment go wrong from behind a pane of safety glass. He has to shoot it into the glass with his gun several times in order to weaken it and ''then'' jumps through. It is played a little straighter though, when he only has a very small number of minor cuts after doing this.

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* Largely averted in an episode of StargateSG1 ''StargateSG1'' in which Daniel observes an experiment go wrong from behind a pane of safety glass. He has to shoot it into the glass with his gun several times in order to weaken it and ''then'' jumps through. It is played a little straighter though, when he only has a very small number of minor cuts after doing this.
18th Sep '17 1:11:47 PM WillKeaton
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* Zhora does this when being chased by Deckard in Film/BladeRunner. She ''is'' a replicant, though.

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* Zhora does this when being chased by Deckard in Film/BladeRunner. ''Film/BladeRunner.'' She ''is'' a replicant, though.
4th Sep '17 1:06:42 PM HalcyonDayz
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', a powerful head-on collision between two vehicles will sometimes result in the driver of one or both vehicles being ejected from the vehicle straight through the windshield. [[PlayerCharacter The Boss]] can just walk it off but they're already MadeOfIron, for NPCs it's a much more damaging event.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', a powerful head-on collision between two vehicles will sometimes result in the driver of one or both vehicles being ejected from the vehicle straight through the windshield. [[PlayerCharacter The Boss]] can just walk it off but they're already MadeOfIron, for NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s it's a much more damaging event.
3rd Sep '17 12:43:56 PM Peteman
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* Subverted in Part 3 of ''Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' when Dio gets smashed through a window during his fight with Jotaro. He gets several nasty gashes and one of his legs even gets sliced off by a particularly large chunk of glass. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal He gets better]] but it was still a very brutal subversion.

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* Subverted in Part 3 of ''Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' when Dio gets smashed through a window during his fight with Jotaro. He gets several nasty gashes and one of his legs even gets sliced off by a particularly large chunk of glass. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal He gets better]] but it was still a very brutal subversion.
23rd Aug '17 4:13:39 PM REV6Pilot
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your ActionHero effortlessly [[SuperWindowJump leap through a window]] and come out unharmed.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your ActionHero effortlessly [[SuperWindowJump leap through a window]] and come out unharmed.
26th Jul '17 8:02:15 PM Amahn
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** There's also a recurring (unintentional) gag where the [=MythBusters=] try to shatter a bottle for some reason (whether to christen something or as part of the experiment), only to fail because the bottle won't break. This came up during the Buster Special (and also shown in [=MythBusters=] Revealed), the Jaws Special, and the "[[GrievousBottleyHarm Bottle Bash]]" myth. In the last of the three, Adam points out that the bottles are built to be shipped, and so are meant ''not'' to break.

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** There's also a recurring (unintentional) gag where the [=MythBusters=] try to shatter a bottle for some reason (whether to christen something or as part of the experiment), only to fail because the bottle won't break. This came up during the Buster Special (and also shown in [=MythBusters=] Revealed), the Jaws Special, and the "[[GrievousBottleyHarm Bottle Bash]]" myth. In the last of the three, Adam points out that the bottles are built to be shipped, and so are meant ''not'' to break. It also didn't help that they were trying to hit it against a football helmet, which is designed to absorb impacts.
17th Jul '17 8:29:27 AM Khathi
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** This days tempered glass uses the patterned heat treatment to create a predictable network of the strain lines within its bulk, so when it breaks, it does so in uniform little cubes with roughly 90° angles. This is much safer and easier to clean than even the old-fashioned tempered glass, not to mention a normal untempered one. Tempering glass also has an added benefit of making glass generally even sturdier than it normally is.
12th Jul '17 3:57:12 AM nighttrainfm
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** Oddly averted in "Partners in Crime". Donna was even hitting that window with a wrench and nothing was happening. Maybe deadlocking windows to make them sonic-screwdriver-proof also strengthens the glass.



** Oddly averted in "Partners in Crime". Donna was even hitting that window with a wrench and nothing was happening. Maybe deadlocking windows to make them sonic-screwdriver-proof also strengthens the glass.
17th Jun '17 9:49:38 AM lillolillo
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* Subverted in a ''Manga/CityHunter'' story arc, where the running gag was Ryo trying to break through windows only to discover they were made with bulletproof crystal.

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* Subverted Usually averted in ''Manga/CityHunter'', as most people will break them before plowing through the window, and those thrown by Umibozu gets injured by the glass (and other things). The only ones who are likely to pull this are Ryo and Umibozu, who are noted to be a ''Manga/CityHunter'' lot stronger than most people. Saeko's introductory story arc, where arc in the running gag was manga had the subversion as a Running Gag: Ryo trying would try to break jump through windows only to discover crash into the bulletproof crystal they were made with of. On the other hand, his Gag Penis broke a small hole through the bulletproof crystal.crystal...
9th Jun '17 6:28:05 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', a powerful head-on collision between two vehicles will sometimes result in the driver of one or both vehicles being ejected from the vehicle straight through the windshield. [[PlayerCharacter The Boss]] can just walk it off but they're already MadeOfIron, for NPCs it's a much more damaging event.
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